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Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 3, 2019 12:00 am at 12:00pm

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until July 6, 2019 12:00 am

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Fiber arts have a deep connection to mathematics. Calculation and measurement are readily employed in constructing objects made of yarn, fabric, thread, reed, and the myriad of materials utilized by contemporary artists as they stitch, weave, and embellish. Thread Count is curated by Jane Black.

The following artists are featured in this exhibition: Deborah Bewley (Bowling Green), Sandra Palmer Ciolino (Cincinnati), Judy Kahle (Wauseon), Aimee Lee (Cleveland), John Lefelhocz (Athens), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Migiwa Orimo (Yellow Springs), Christina Pereyma (Troy), Jessica Pinsky (Cleveland), Ian Ruffino (Columbus), Judy Rush (Bexley), Petra Soesemann (Cleveland Heights), and Mary VanWassenhove (Columbus).

ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, May 2, 5 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy local art, thoughtful conversations, and refreshments at the opening reception of Thread Count! Live music by The Knot Duo.

CURATOR’S TOUR | Friday, May 3, noon – 1 p.m.
Experience an in-depth exploration of the artwork in the exhibition and further understand Jane Black’s curatorial process during a lunchtime hour tour.

HANJI THREAD WITH AIMEE LEE | Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Participants will create thread from a sheet of Korean hanji paper, then use the thread to knit, crochet, or weave an artwork that fits in the palm of their hands. No reservations are necessary; however, space is limited to 15. Materials are supplied.

DROP SPINDLE WITH JESSICA PINSKY | Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Participants will learn to create their own yarn on a drop spindle. This beginner technique allows one to blend colors and fibers together to create their own custom, hand-spun yarn. No reservations are necessary, however, space is limited to 15. Materials are supplied.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH JUDY RUSH | Saturday, May 18, 1 – 3 p.m.
Participants will create a keepsake item in felt while encapsulating a message into a ball of fibers. Participants will attach a felted cord and turn their memento into a piece of jewelry or a keychain. Space is limited, register HERE.

ARTIST TALK WITH JANICE LESSMAN-MOSS | Wednesday, June 5, noon – 1 p.m.
Learn about Janice Lessman-Moss’s artmaking technique in her artist talk. No reservations necessary.

ARTIST TALK WITH PETRA SOESEMANN | Wednesday, June 12, noon – 1 p.m.
Learn about Petra Soesemann’s artmaking technique in her artist talk. No reservations necessary.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH RIKKI SANTER | Thursday, June 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Participants will expand their creative writing skills through exercises and discussion with journalist and editor Rikki Santer. Space is limited, register HERE.

ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state holidays.

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Date:
June 19
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
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Ohio Arts Council
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Riffe Gallery
77 S High St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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